Exhibit Design for an Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS)

COSEE NOW invites you to participate in an online seminar series that will discuss the challenges of designing exhibits using real-time data from Ocean Observing Systems.

This webinar series will focus on sharing ideas and resources on the development of interactive exhibits or kiosks for use in informal learning institutions. We will highlight ways in which archived and real-time data resources from the Integrated Ocean Observing Systems (IOOS) network can be integrated into exhibits. We will also discuss how these datasets might be used in exhibits to communicate the science of climate change.

The goal of these sessions will be 1) to develop collective expertise among a group of interested educators and scientists in effective practices associated with exhibit design and development and 2) to develop a common vision for what a an exhibit project might look like using ocean observing sytems data and resources.

Session A – The Exhibit Planning Process I

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Time: 2 pm EST
Conveners: Janice McDonnell and Josie Quintrell

In this intro session, group participants will get to know each other and the online collaborative workspace. Goals of the series will be discussed and the group will decide on potential outcomes of this series, including the possibility of small groups working together to develop prototype products.

Session B – The Exhibit Planning Process II

Date: Friday, January 8, 2009
Time: 2 pm EST
Presenter: Nancy Owens Renner

We will discuss and illustrate the exhibit development process, finding the intersection between science content and how people learn. Discussion topics will include getting started, assembling a team, opportunities and constraints, who is your audience, user-centered design, goals and outcomes, the big idea, iterative processes, and evaluation. Nancy will use case studies of her past work to illustrate these practices. Homework assignments will provide structure to explore ideas and practice skills.

Session C – The Exhibit Planning Process III

Date: Monday, January 11, 2009
Time: 2 pm EST
Presenter: Ms. Tanya Bredehoft – www.purecorn.com

We will discuss and illustrate the exhibit design process, emphasizing the connection between content development and real-world application of design. Discussion topics will include further examination of topics from Session A, translating ideas into experiences that work for the intended audience, and 3-Dimensional (real-world) design principles. Tanya will use case studies of her past work to illustrate these practices. Homework assignments will provide structure to explore ideas and practice skills.

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